Boulanger Labs presents csSpectral – the highly anticipated follow-up app to our debutcsGrain.
csSpectral is a real-time, Csound-based, multi-effects processor featuring a Streaming Phase Vocoder and six other Spectral algorithms. Harnessing some of the most unique and powerful signal processing capabilities of Csound, csSpectral brings the vast world of time and FFT-based effects to the iPad.
With csSpectral you can:
Control a suite of 7 unique Spectral effects with 3 XY pads
Process audio with 12 built-in effects, consisting of: Filters, Delays, Reverbs and Cutters
Choose from 7 offline effects, including: Convolution, Time Stretching, Bit Crushing and more
Connect a MIDI controller and turn csSpectral into a live performance tool
Utilize algorithmic processing with the Randomize feature
Chop and scrub samples with a playable audio display
View your audio with 2D and 3D displays
Remix and record in real-time
Trim, edit, transform and master sound files
Send and receive audio to and from other apps with Audiobus
Import/export your audio via iTunes, Dropbox, AudioCopy, or Email
This one isn’t exactly the cheapest music making app around, but if the teaser video below is any indication of the on board sounds, then this is your one-stop shop for an authentic sounding orchestra!
The ultimate orchestra sound app for sophisticated musicians, directed by Kurt Ader, designed as professional sound module for your iPad by connecting an external MIDI keyboard, using the Apple USB camera adapter or another adapter supported by Apple.¹
Listen to the demo video on our product website!
This app supports Apple’s “Inter-App Audio” System (requires iOS 7 or higher) and the “JACK Audio Connection Kit” (up to iOS 6.1.3) for audio & MIDI connections from/to other audio apps!
iSymphonic Orchestra was designed with the goal to deliver you superb, extremely realistic and stunning orchestra sounds, instantly with the first key being pressed by you on your MIDI keyboard. Just select a sound and you are ready for your live performance or for a boost of creativity while composing new songs. The sounds used in this app were explicitly recorded to fulfill these requirements and involved several months of recording and post processing under supervision of Kurt Ader and included a variety of innovative, new recording techniques. So far these sounds were only available to very few, famous movie composers. Now they are finally available for the first time to everybody. The supreme quality of these sounds, combined with the unique way they were recorded and assembled, gives us confidence that you haven’t heard anything comparable as of to date, even not on Mac or PC.
General Features: - Low latency disk streaming. - Polyphony up to 140 stereo voices.² - Configurable audio latency down to 5 ms. - Integrated effects with 18 presets. - 16 parts. - MIDI velocity response curve editor to fine tune the feeling of your MIDI keyboard. - App can keep running in the background, so you can play on your keyboard while e.g. using Safari or another app to display scores or surfing the Internet. - Hermode Tuning: Makes the sound more brilliant by controlling the pitch of the notes in multivoiced music to better frequency ratios than with fixed tuning. This dynamic tuning imitates the tuning behavior of well educated musicians of i.e. orchestras and choirs. - Supports Apple’s “IAA” system for audio & MIDI streaming between other apps (iOS 7 or higher). - Supports “JACK Audio Connection Kit” for audio & MIDI streaming between other apps (up to iOS 6.1.3). - Virtual on-screen piano keyboard with velocity support, scalable & scrollable.
MIDI Player / Recorder: - Record, save and load your songs in standard MIDI file format. - Unlimited amount of tracks. - Configurable target MIDI channel per track. - Unlimited recording and playback length. - Download or upload MIDI files with iTunes. - Load your favorite songs as MIDI files from the Internet, and watch at the virtual keyboard how to play it. - Use the “Tempo Zoom” dial knob to i.e. slow down playback at any time and learn your favorite songs more easily.
For more details – http://crudebyte.com/isymphonic-orchestra
A new music making app from the team at Twisted Electrons has landed, this time in the shape of a virtual analogue synth. Not much in the way of detailed features from the app store description. But going by the screenshots it features a Ploy-Mod section, LFO, dual oscillators, plus filter and amplifier sections.
Some 3 years after it first appeared as the pioneering multitrack DAW for iPad, Meteor, has gone down the same path as Auria and now offers a ‘lite’ version with some scaled back features by default. This keeps the asking price down, and should you happen to need things like MIDI support and audio editing, you can still access these features through optional in app purchases. Read on for a refresher on what this full scale DAW offers –
Meteor is a digital multi-track recorder DAW designed specifically for the iPad, featuring up to 32 high quality audio or MIDI tracks, complete with built in Mixer and Multi-FX Processor.
Key Features: •Record up to 12 tracks (upgradable to 32) of CD quality audio. •CoreMidi Compatible. •Multi-Effects Processor. •Integrated 32 channel Mixer with 3 Band EQ per channel. •Supports up to 24 Inputs and Outputs •Midi Editor (In-App) Edit MIDI Note and Controllers •Virtual Instruments. •Sound Cloud, DropBox, and Copy & Paste Support. •AudioBus Support. •Apple Inter App Audio (IAA). •Import & Export Midi Files (In-App Required). •MIDI Clock Sync with External Hardware. •Integrated Sample Editor. •3 Insert Effects Per Track. •3 Global Send Effect Busses •Insert Effect and Virtual Instrument Freeze facility to reduce CPU load. •Record Effects & Record Monitor •Mixer and Effect Automation •Metronome •Stereo Mixdown / Bounce Facility •Import samples and iPod songs. •Export to compressed CAF, M4A and WAV formats •Automatic Delay Compensation •In-App Purchases through the Online Shop found in the Help Menu
Editor features include cut, copy, paste, fade in/out. clear, reverse, gain, normalize, remove DC offset, time stretch, pitch shift and basic auto tune.
Effects include digital delay, chorus / flanger, reverb, graphic equalizer, auto tune, noise gate, tremelo, tone boost, distortion and many more.
The Mixer and effect levels can be fully automated using definable controller tracks.
Great tool for journalists, With The Video Import In-App you can import a video and Edit, Create and Export the Video and Soundtrack. Great for reporting on the go.
Supports up to 32 tracks on a 4th generation iPad (or later), 24 tracks on a 2nd or 3rd generation when used in conjunction with the In-App 12-32 Track Upgrade.
NOTE: This version of Meteor does does not include MIDI support, the WAVE Editor, or simultaneous multi-track recording which are available in the full version. You can however purchase these as In-Apps to give the same functionality of its bigger brother.
Transform your iPad into an on-the-go multi-track recording studio.
More than just a mixer, the Alesis iO MIX is a four-channel audio interface that delivers safe and secure iPad integration. Together, your iPad and iO MIX serve up a totally integrated recording studio that can accompany you down the street—or around the world. Simply slide in your iPad, attach the 30-pin or Lightning dock connector, and lift the hinged door into position. Your iPad is now safe and secure in a road-ready package that offers unlimited access to the multi-touch screen. Load up your iPad with any compatible Core Audio app—including GarageBand—and your studio is open for business.
Record up to four channels at once—individually, or as a stereo mix
4 mixer channels; each with pan, level, peak LED indicator, plus Hi and Lo EQ
The multi-touch color iPad display provides extensive control
4 XLR+1/4″ combo inputs feature low-cut filters and gain controls
Phantom power, switchable for use with condenser microphones
Guitar/line level switch on Channel 1 allows direct guitar or bass recording
Main stereo outputs with level control; headphone output with separate level
Direct mode for latency-free input monitoring while recording
Core Audio-compliant: works with virtually any audio app in the App Store
Hinged door completely encloses and protects your iPad
Power supply also charges your iPad
Apple 30-pin dock connector
Apple Lightning dock connector
Safety & Warranty Manual
For more details on pricing and availability – https://www.alesis.com/io-mix
From a few simple elements complexity can arise. Fifth Degree is a MIDI sequencer based on a simple concept: loop around the musical circle of fifths in key and tweak the performance parameters live. You can use it to create a mesmerising loop and change the way it plays or use it as a base while you improvise alongside it with another instrument. You can even use it as a convenient loop of notes while you try out different sound patches on your synthesizer.
Features: • Lean user interface that gathers the essential performance controls on the main screen. • Fixed sequence of notes (ascending circle of fifths). • Clearly displays the notes in the key and scale you select. • Outputs to CoreMIDI output ports (virtual, network and physical). • Keeps sending MIDI while in the background. • Can send MIDI notes and MIDI clock, so other apps can choose to synchronise.
Fifth Degree is a MIDI sequencer app supporting any CoreMIDI output: virtual MIDI, MIDI over Wi-Fi and CoreMIDI compatible hardware interfaces. Since it is a sequencer it does not generate sounds on its own, so use it with your favourite CoreMIDI-compatible sound generation app or hardware.
Fifth Degree was developed for the 2014 KVR Developer Challenge. It is powered by the MidiBus library from Audeonic.
Explore new sound spaces with Tera Synth that go beyond the emulation of synthesizer legends. Use the power of analog and digital synthesis combined with new modules for physical modelling. Wireless patching of modules combined with an intelligible modulation routing simplifies the development of new synthesizer designs from scratch. Distortion effect, Delay/Chorus/Phaser and Reverb effects give your sounds the final polishing. Tera Synth gives your music an individual character with its unique fat sound. The well-designed algorithms and the economical modular structure provides you with a comparatively high voice yield. Precise timing with the unique built-in Arpeggiator let you feel the rhythm.
Tera Synth supports Audiobus and Inter-App-Audio for integration with other Music Apps.
Modular Analog Synthesis • Modular synthesizer with free connections between modules. • 25 Sound Modules • 4 Low frequency oscillators • 4 Standard ADSR Envelope generators. • 4 Multi Segment Envelopes with tempo sync. • 64 time/level segments per envelope • Monophonic or polyphonic with 16 voices. • More than 920 factory presets, unlimited user presets can be shared.
FX • Chorus with four delay lines. • 8 pole Analog Phaser. • Distortion effect with Tube/Tape emulation • Stereo Echo/Delay effect. • Hi end reverberation unit.
Live • Play melodies live with the onscreen keyboard. Drag fingers for slides and vibrato. • Optionally use CoreMIDI* compatible hardware keyboard. • Dozens of scales selectable • Variable Keyboard layout for scale optimized playing
Full featured programmable Arpeggiator • Uses programmable sequences with up to 32 steps. • Can trigger single notes and chords. • Unique randomizer generates Arpeggios with 100% usability. • 32 Arpeggios included, unlimited useer arpeggios possible. • For each step you can program tie, accent, transposition and note order
Global • Audiobus compatible (Input slot). • Inter App Audio • Audio pasteboard. Copy audio recordings to Clipboard for use with other Apps • Exchange user presets with File Sharing in iTunes. • Support for virtual MIDI input connections. • MIDI learn functionality. • Publish loops and recordings online with the SoundCloud audio platform.
I am totally blow away by this new app! It may not be affordable for everyone, but if you work with microphones in a professional studio/live stage environment on a daily basis, this would surely be an indespensible tool!… If you’ve purchased it, I’d love to hear your thoughts on how the app runs and what are the pros and cons…..Read on for the official blurb -
Arapolarmic is an innovative tool for the professional audio industry for monitoring the directivity of microphones and have a database with its technical characteristics (miclibrary) always with you.
Arapolarmic makes possible for the first time the visualization of the microphone and its polar pattern, integrated within its audio environment (microphone set and sound sources) using Augmented Reality technology, providing visual reinforcement in making decisions for positioning of microphones on any set.
Arapolarmic shows the polar pattern of the microphone models that are included in the miclibrary of your device in real time. The position and orientation of the microphone is captured through the camera of your iPad, which is then overlapped over its polar pattern, allowing the user to view through the screen its orientation and position. This feature permits the user to see immediately the polar pattern of the microphone relative to the sound sources.
It is a very useful tool for teaching audio, recording studios, microphone sales, sound engineers, music producers, musicians…
The system integrates a database with a library of microphones. The data sheet of each microphone’s model is quickly available without an internet connection. The fast access to the data makes Arapolarmic a reference tool for querying the technical specifications of professional microphones.
The new versions, also improve recognition system computer vision system, will include new features and new microphone models, also the most requested by users Arapolarmic, expanding the library of microphones and, therefore, the tool.
Requirements of the computer vision system: Lighting: - It is recommended to work with indirect or diffused light. - The system operates under variable lighting conditions (cold, warm, strong, faint…) but a certain amount of light is necessary for the camera to detect the microphone. - Avoid working under backlight conditions. - Direct light to some microphone’s body models might cause reflections that could confuse the computer vision system (CVS). - Conditions of fluorescent flashing light might cause less reliable tracking process (CVS). In this case, enhancing of the lighting conditions might improve the process.
Matching process - Arapolarmic requires some user interaction in the matching process. The proper matching of the virtual and real microphones before initializing the process of automatic matching is determinant in keeping the polar pattern aligned and on the right position. This process requires certain level of practice from the user.
The first Arapolarmic version requires working with soft movements while slowly moving away.
To best use the tool to see all 6 advised Arapolarmic tutorials available on our YouTube channel. http://www.aratechlabs.com/arapolarmic-tutorials-using-microphone-polar-patterns/
Arate the microphones!!!
For more information on Arapolarmic, follow us on the social networks, or visit our web site at www.aratechlabs.com
Caramel is a stereo distortion, crusher and fattener effect designed for Audiobus and Inter-App Audio. Caramel is perfect for adding lo-fi grit and punch to drums, bass, synths, guitar and more.
In addition to Audiobus and Inter-App Audio, Caramel can process external hardware by connecting a professional USB audio interface such as the Apogee Jam or Apogee ONE, and many more compatible USB interfaces. You can also use the built in headset microphone.
Caramel supports Core MIDI via the Camera Connection kit, USB MIDI interfaces, Virtual MIDI and WiFi connections. The MIDI Learn function lets you easily assign your MIDI controller’s knobs and sliders to control Caramel’s effect parameters.
Caramel features two distinct modes: Perform and Tweak.
● Perform mode is focused around four XY touch pads. Touch to control Crunch, Sizzle, Crush and Bite independently for left and right channels.
● Tweak mode features large expressive sliders and additional effect parameters, allowing you to fine tune your sound.
For more info and video demos visit: http://caramelfxapp.com
Check out our entire FX series including Crystalline, Echo Pad, Stereo Designer and Swoopster!
COMPATIBILITY: ● requires iOS 7.0 or later ● iPad Mini/iPad 2 or newer ● Audiobus 2 compatible (Effect, state saving) ● Inter-App audio compatible (effect node) ● compatible with USB audio interfaces ● Core MIDI compatible FEATURES:
● Control Left and Right channel Crunch, Crush, Girth, SIzzle independently for interesting stereo effects. ● Girth parameter adds subtle to punishing low end boost to drums and bass. ● Multiple stereo output modes including Normal Stereo, Wide Stereo, and Sum to Mono. ● Wide range of colorful lo-fi distortion tones are possible, from subtle grit and punch to absolute digital wreckage. ● Audiobus 2 compatible with state saving ● Inter-app Audio compatible ● Core MIDI compatible, works with any MIDI controller via MIDI Learn
Caramel works with just about any professional iOS compatible USB audio interfaces. Here is a list of interfaces that have been tested and verified to be compatible:
● Apogee Jam ● Apogee Mic ● Apogee ONE for iPad/Mac ● Apogee DUET for iPad/Mac ● Apogee QUARTET for iPad/Mac ● iConnectMIDI2+ ● iConnectMIDI4+ ● iRig ● iRig HD ● iRig iMic ● Focusrite Scarlett series (*requires USB hub) ● Alesis io2 ● Alesis IO Dock ● Behringer UCA202 ● many more
Positive Grid (www.positivegrid.com) expands the popular custom amp modeler with three new dedicated expansion packs: Glassy, Crunch, and Insane. Guitarists and bassists will now be able to add further customization to their BIAS preamp, power amp, and cabinet modules by tone styles: from glassy clean tone, to classic british crunch, to insanely saturated distortion.
BIAS includes 36 of the most sought-after vintage and modern amps in rock ‘n’ roll history as a starting point for user customization. Now, along with the new Glassy, Crunch, and Insane packs, BIAS also includes a new easy-to-use 8-band EQ with the purchase of any pack, as well as a new BIAS store and better JamUp integration –another Positive Grid app consisting of several multi effect stompboxes-. As always, user can share it with other musicians on Positive Grid’s proprietary social network, ToneCloud.
Reaction From The Pros
Major recording and performing artists test drive BIAS with overall positive feedback about it’s endless amp customization capabilities.
“BIAS is an amazing amp creation app; being able to extensively modify any head ‘virtually’ and achieve these kinds of tones is incredible! Who would have ever thought you could turn your iPad into a monster guitar amp!” – Glen Drover, legendary former guitarist for Megadeth, King Diamond, and Testament.
“BIAS is the best option in quick studio and on tour recordings. It’s the best virtual amp you’ll find anywhere in this world and dimension.” – Charlie Parra, YouTube sensation with over 50 million views.
“BIAS is the best amp modeling app I have ever played. It’s really musical and I feel like I’m playing with a real tube amp.” – Jack Thammarat, fusion guitar virtuoso and 2009 Guitar Idol winner.
BIAS retails for $19.99; new Glassy, Crunch, and Insane Packs retail for $9.99 each. All are immediately available for download at the iTunes App Store. The app requires an iPad 2 or newer to operate.